From paid sick days and paid leave victories to the introduction of the FAMILY Act, 2013 was a year of great progress for America’s working families. And 2014 is off to an equally strong and promising start.
We can – and will – continue to make progress toward a more fair and family friendly nation by winning the fight for policies like the FAMILY Act. But it’s going to take hard work. And we must all become advocates.
Tonight, the City Council in Newark, New Jersey, built on the great momentum we’ve seen around common sense paid sick days policies this year by passing its own standard.
It’s a good day for D.C. Today, the City Council voted unanimously to strengthen the District’s paid sick days law to cover more workers.
More than 400 organizations have joined together to push for passage of the FAMILY Act. To mark its introduction, coalition members published blog posts, issued press statements, wrote op-eds and more.
We have been proud to partner with Working Mother in recent years to galvanize support for a national paid leave program. Today, we celebrate a tremendous and exciting step forward in that effort.
As the organization that drafted and led the fight for the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the National Partnership knows that it was always meant to be a first step in helping people meet their work and family needs.
Seattle’s paid sick days law was signed two years ago today, and a new report reveals some great news about the strength of the city’s job market and its businesses since the law took effect one year ago.
Grandparents Day is a time to celebrate grandparents and the many ways they support and unite our families. It’s also a moment to consider whether we as a nation are doing all that we can to honor their contributions.
Labor Day is a time to pay tribute to the enormous contributions of working people in this country. It is also a time for those of us who seek fairness and equality for all workers to consider how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go.
It has been 93 years since women gained the right to vote. A lot has changed in those years.
On August 28, 1963, hundreds of thousands of men and women came together in Washington, D.C., for the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Fifty years later, the march continues.
People across the country experience the challenges that come from our nation’s outdated workplace policies. But the strain between responsibilities at home and on the job is especially acute when a baby is born or a new child arrives.
Twenty years ago today, for the first time in our nation’s history, tens of millions of people had the right to take time away from work to address the health and caregiving needs we all face at some point in our lives.
People across the country are rallying in their communities and online today to mark the four-year anniversary of the last federal minimum wage increase, and to call on Congress to prioritize passage of a measure that would help bring it up-to-date.
It’s no surprise anymore that women are essential engines in our national and family economies. Women are nearly half of the workforce, breadwinners in two-thirds of households, and primary breadwinners in 40 percent of households with children. Women and families across the country know this reality well.
Today, the Rhode Island legislature became the third in the nation to pass a law that guarantees workers paid time off to care for seriously ill family members and new children.
Seventy-five years ago last week, the nation celebrated a major victory for women and families when the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) became law.
Early this morning, the New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to guarantee workers the right to earn paid sick days — taking a significant step forward for the country in giving workers this fundamental and common sense right.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a historic victory for same-sex couples and our nation’s promise of equal protection under the law.
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